A loan of $2,950 helped a member skirts, pants and shoes to sell and a sewing machine.


La Fe 1 & 2 Group's story

Rosaura is the coordinator of her loan group, which is called "La Fe" (The Faith). Her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican clients, many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti. Her group is located in the Samana Peninsula, a lush, rugged area with a nascent tourism industry, where running water is not potable and electricity is unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple structure. She is a single mother with 8 children.

Rosaura is excited to be taking her sixth loan from Esperanza, after having successfully repaid her previous loans and expanded her business. She plans to use this loan to expand her clothing business by purchasing skirts, shoes and pants to sell to her well-developed clientele, and a sewing machine to do alterations and repairs. She will use the profits to purchase food for her children, and a computer for them to learn on. She thanks you all for your support.

In this group: Rosaura, Altagracia, Lora, Ligia, Yolanda, Genara, Nercida, Juana, Valentina, Arilene


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